Question: Should I go to the hospital if my cat bites me?

Do I Need To See A Doctor For A Cat Bite? If the bitten area becomes increasingly painful or swollen, if there is pus or any discharge (particularly with a bad smell) coming from the wound, or if you develop a fever or swollen lymph nodes (glands), you should also see your doctor as soon as possible.

Is it okay if my cat bites me?

Cat bites are dangerous to you and other pets. They can cause serious infection and should be treated immediately. If a cat bites you, see a doctor as soon as possible. Up to 75 percent of cat bites introduce harmful bacteria into the body, including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Pasteurella species.

How do hospitals treat cat bites?

A doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics to fight off the infection. Some bites require the use of antibiotics through an intravenous (IV), while others may be treated with oral medication.

Do cats like being hugged?

Many cats—and some breeds in particular—are very affectionate and love to lay on laps, nuzzle into necks and yes, hug. Burmese, Ragdoll and LaPerm cats, for example, are known for being people cats, forming strong bonds with their two-legged families.

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